FOOD & DRINK NEWS

GLUTEN FREE TRAINING SCHEME SUCCESS

One hundred Gluten Free Training spaces snapped up by Forth Valley businesses.

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100 GLUTEN FREE TRAINING PLACES UP FOR GRABS

We’ve teamed up with national charity Coeliac UK to offer one hundred low-cost gluten free training places to local food and drink businesses.

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Pilar is pictured behind the counter of her store.

CELEBRATING A YEAR OF GOOD CHOICES

Bridge of Allan business owners Pilar Amieva and Stuart Leathley are celebrating a year running the town’s first zero waste store.

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Carolyn McGill and Sarah Heward cooking pancakes

GLUTEN FREE FORTNIGHT LAUNCHED

We’ve teamed up with Regional Food Tourism Ambassador and owner of The Real Food Café, Sarah Heward to launch this year’s Gluten Free Fortnight.

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School children from Braes High in Polmont who have worked with the Forth Environment Link on their Young Good Food Ambassadors project. The project included funding for a poly tunnel which has enabled kids to grow a substantial amount of fresh produce. L-r are Inarra Thomson, Melissa Whiteside and Jayden Stewart.

CELEBRATING FALKIRK’S FIRST GOOD FOOD AMBASSADORS

Students at two local secondary schools are celebrating becoming the region’s first Good Food Ambassadors.

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Kay Hill holding resuable coffee cup

TACKLING WASTE ONE CUP AT A TIME

A pilot reusable cup scheme will be launched by Forth Valley Food and Drink network today (Wednesday 1 June) in a bid to tackle single-use cup waste and littering.

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June McCann holding gin glass

NEW 10 DAY FEST CELEBRATING SCOTTISH SPIRITS

This autumn Stirling Gin and Whisky Festivals will come together as Stirling SpiritFEST, a 10 day celebration of Scottish spirits.

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Electric bike charger being presented to Woodhouse

TOP UP ON THE GO WITH STIRLING’S NEW E-BIKE FAST CHARGERS

Six new fast chargers have been rolled out across Stirlingshire to allow cyclists to top up their e-bike batteries on the go.

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Laura Burt stands beside the wine pop-up

SCOTLAND’S FIRST ZERO WASTE WINE POP-UP

A Killearn based shop and deli has launched Scotland’s first zero waste wine pop up just in time for Christmas.

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Shoppers perusing stalls at the pop-up market

FOOD FEST SERVES UP CULINARY FUN

This year’s Forth Valley Food Festival served up another fun filled week of events to suit every taste.

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Woman demonstrating molecular gastronomy

FOURTH FOOD FESTIVAL FOR FORTH VALLEY

Forth Valley Food Festival will return for the fourth year in a row this October.

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Sue and Cliff Hewett from The Gin Thing

SECOND HELPING FOR RURAL FOOD AND DRINK

Applications are now open for a second round of funding to help rural food and drink businesses recover from the impact of Covid.

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Family enjoying a picnic by Stirling bridge

PICNIC TRAIL TO BOOST FOOD AND DRINK

Forth Valley Food and Drink network is set to launch a new trail, encouraging people to fill their picnic baskets with local goodies.

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NEW FUNDING FOR FOOD AND DRINK

Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER has secured £50,000 from the Scottish Government to help rural food and drink businesses adapt and recover from the impact of Covid-19.

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three boys holding a pumpkin

FESTIVAL BOOST FOR LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK

Forth Valley Food Festival providing a welcome boost for local food and drink businesses.

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Goat at Achray Farm

FOOD FEST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

From rainbow bread making to picking giant pumpkins. Join us for a fun filled fortnight of events.

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Michelle of Fallen Tree Coffee with her truck

FUNDING BOOST FOR FOOD & DRINK

Scotland Food and Drink supporting the ongoing development of Scotland’s regional food groups.

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SNAPSHOT OF OUR LOCAL FOOD HEROES

There’s never been a better time to support our local farmers and food and drink producers.

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Children with pumpkins

THIRD HELPING OF FOOD FEST

Forth Valley Food Festival will return this October with a series of virtual and socially distanced events.

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salami, tomatoes and fresh fruit

5 TOP TIPS FOR TAKING PHOTOS OF FOOD

Talented professional photographer Julie Howden has been capturing our amazing local food heroes during lockdown.

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